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someplace where it's probably not so warm and i'm using that world mildly. 100 in fairfield, 102 antioch, 103 pleasanton, mid-90s in benicia, 97 in san jose. temperatures warmer than yesterday. in the coastline though in the same ballpark. 70s half moon bay, 90s kentfield, 98 santa rosa, 99 sonoma. so north and east bay location, that's where all the heat is going to be today. anne makovec is already there in walnut creek. it is not so hot right now, what is it like, anne. >> reporter: that's right, it is just below 60 degrees right now. it's especially pleasant to be the morning reporter because everybody working the later shift are going to be roasting. according to your forecast it will be 102 here in walnut creek today a difference of about 40 degrees from what it is right now. that heat wave will present two issues. it's a "spare the air." number 2, the possibility of power outages. so many people are running their air-conditioning, it can lead to system overload and that's what happened in castro valley this weekend. more than 30,000 pg&e cu
. >> yeah, cooling down a bit. low pressure system down to the south of us in baja giving us more clouds today and also giving us cooler temperatures. we'll take a look at those cooler temperatures in just a few moments. in the meantime, here's a look at your traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, tracy. we are just getting word of a serious accident in oakland westbound 580 approaching grand avenue. it sounds like a car flipped over. chp is heading to the scene now. we are watching these sensors. so far they haven't changed color. so far they are still showing green. but we'll continue to check that if you are heading towards the macarthur maze something to be aware of. we also still have this injury crash in city streets in san francisco at 6th and folsom. police are still on scene and apparently one lane of 6th street is blocked near the intersection. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >>> hey, thanks, elizabeth. -- that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >>> california's first execution in nearly five years has been put on hold and may not happen u
right now it's kind of -- it's a sad time for us so we are just trying to get this neighborhood back together. >> reporter: that seems to be what is the hardest part. a lot of residents grasping what happened and now trying to move forward and go on with this clean-up effort. a massive clean-up effort. and as you can imagine, there's been a lot of rattled nerves and with it comes a lot of false alarms. in fact, one that happened today, a second school was evacuated after teachers reported smelling gas in their classrooms. this time at crestmoor elementary school in san bruno. a pg&e spokesman said there was no indication of a gas leak, although classes were cancelled. officials say the smell was likely caused by a heater turned on. pg&e says they have been receiving more calls since the pipeline explosion. now, the environmental health services met with residents today in san bruno. it was a closed meeting. a lot of questions the residents had were, what are we going to do with the clean-up, who is going to pay? the county has a couple of options. they can foot the bill or the county
of the people who really do care about us. >> reporter: there is a funeral this morning. >> necessary 15 and her mom jacquelin at the saint cecilia catholic church. coming up at 6:30, we'll hear more of janessa's confirmation speech. words that could ring true to mourners today. sydnie back to you. >> thank you, anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the number of people killed in the san bruno explosion may rise from four to seven. late last night the family of three missing people released a statement saying their loved ones are dead. three people were inside a home next to the blast site. the family says the remains of two men and one woman were discovered at the house. the coroner is performing dna tests on the remains of greg bullis, his 16-year-old son william and his mother lavonne. >>> san mateo county prosecutors have this message for anyone who tries to profit from this disaster. >> we view them as vermin. >> two women were charged yesterday with attempting to impersonate victims of the blast. this is exclusive video of them in court. investigators say sonia smith and lisa justin were trying t
to ask him, email us at mornings@cbs5.com. elizabeth and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the coroner's office has identified a fourth victim in the explosion. 81-year-old elizabeth torres, a mother of nine. she lived just yards from the blast site. she was home watching the nfl season opener when that explosion hit. she got trapped inside. >>> victims of the blast were honored at last night's giants game. kids from san bruno baseball league took part in the ceremony. the giants donated $3 from every ticket to the recovery effort. that came out to more than $100,000 total. >>> there is much more coverage of the san bruno explosion on our website including we have raw video, news conferences, the 911 tapes, and some information as well on how you can help. just check out cbs5.com. >>> it is 6:06. let's get another extended look at traffic and weather. >> he anna, people having to use their windshield wipers? >> he nan? >> they haven't turned on the metering lights just yet. it's still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere westbound 5
this section that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not have to foot the bill. today is day 2 of heavy demolition an clean-up in the neighborhood what remains of the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed over the next several weeks. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to make sure that we're very and
comfortable because we have a lot of other projects and programs this money can be used for. >> reporter: but councilmembers agree the city does have something to gain from the school district as well, while the district has no operational money it does have capital funds so the two entities are partners up for projects like improving a city swim center on kennedy's campus and a community center at a local park. but we are expecting to see a funding measure on the ballot in 2011. coming up in the next half hour we'll take a look at some of the arguments we'll be hearing next year at this time probably. >> okay. thank you, anne makovec in richmond. >>> plenty of tension during the last two hours of a flight from bangkok to los angeles last night. somebody found a bomb threat on a bathroom mirror on a thai airways flight. there were 189 people on board. as soon as the flight landed at l.a.x., the pilot parked the plane away from the terminal and the fbi moved in. the agents went through the plane, checked luggage, interviewed passenger and crew, found no evidence of explosives and did not
shows us the drama that just keeps unfolding. >> reporter: gloria allred is the attorney for that housekeeper. she says that she has evidence that meg whitman knew her housekeeper was working here in the u.s. illegally. but if that is evidence what we think it could be, whitman has preemptively refuted it. here's a live picture. news conference in los angeles. they are setting up. attorney gloria allred and nicky diaz santillan are expected to reveal a document that they say proves whitman knew she was here illegally. the speculation is it is a letter sent by the federal government to whitman in 2000 that diaz's social security number didn't match up. whitman spoke out out out earlier and didn't see the letter as the housekeeper got the mail. >> the nicky that i knew was not the nicky that i saw at that press conference yesterday. reading from that prepared statement, those weren't nicky's words. and that wasn't the nicky i knew. so gosh, it would main me to believe that that's what she had done -- it would pain me to believe that that's what she had done but i have no ot
and brookwood so use a detour around brookwood then get back on camino pablo to access the freeway on the eastbound side of 24. so just a heads up through there. anne will have more information coming up. we have a sunny forecast on tap. tracy has details. >> yeah, plenty of sunshine, warmer weather. day one. warmup. here's a look at some highs today. lower 80s from concord to livermore, mid-70s in oakland and fremont, 77 degrees in san jose. of 69 in san francisco. the mid-70s in vallejo and san ra fes. over the weekend the 90s. we have your weekend forecast, the seven-day forecast coming up. back to you. >> thank you. >>> pg&e trying to cap that gas line break in downtown orinda. this is the third gas leak in the bay area in the last 24 hours. anne makovec is in orinda and joins us by phone where, ann, main street i understand in the downtown area is closed? >> two blocks of moraga way closed down right in downtown orinda and you can smell gas authorities of downtown. i'm at the bart station up the hill the smell of natural gas is in the air but fire officials have assured us th
expected. strong high pressure system giving us more triple-digit highs. also gave l.a. yesterday los angeles hit his highest temperature ever since 1877 they hit 113 degrees. so to more record heat is also again in our forecast. we'll take a look at some of those hot temperatures coming up. in the meantime, here's a look at your traffic. >> thank you, tracy. an accident record eastbound 580 at first street near livermore so we are continuing to follow that accident. we'll give you more details in the next traffic hit. this new problem in pinole. eastbound at pinole valley road. there is an accident involving a car hitting a light pole not blocking lanes and no delay to track which is the good news there. and the earlier problem westbound 80 at san pablo dam road has been cleared as well so it should be a nice trip down towards the bay bridge toll plaza. back to you. >> thank you. >>> topping our news this morning, a 6-year-old girl shot while sleeping in her bed. it happened early this morning in oakland. anne makovec joins us from children's hospital where the girl is being treated.
those days off. anne makovec outside the courthouse in san francisco with the latest for us. anne. >> reporter: governor schwarzenegger versus state workers. this battle has been going on for two years and has big implications for state workers and the state budget. the california supreme court spent almost two hours listening to arguments this morning over whether or not governor schwarzenegger illegally furloughed more than 200,000 state workers. about 40 lawsuits have been filed on the issue and more than $1.2 million spent on state legal bills. the case will likely affect furlough lawsuits in lower courts around the state. the furloughed workers have lost nearly 50 workdays and close to a combined $3 billion in pay since february of 2009. if the union wins, those workers would get back pay with interest for hours they never worked. if governor schwarzenegger prevails, he may have cemented the power of the state's governor over organized labor for years to come. >> the governor's authority to furlough state authorities stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief exe
tell us about that? >> story. >> reporter: can you explain what kind of caregivers they are? deleon's own mother was one of the people evacuated by the neighbors and firefighters who joined in the good samaritan effort. they drove the women to the hospital in their own cars. none were seriously injured. >> i have always taught my kids, help people when you can. you know? and if anybody ever says anything, oh, you know, what can i do for you helping me, pass the favor along. >> reporter: as you saw from the piece, the owner of the home was not in a very talkative mood, allen so we don't know exactly what the status of those two caregivers is at the moment. but san mateo county officials are asking for an investigation into what happened. they are also going to be recommending a commendation for bob, bobby and others who helped in the situation. >> absolutely. questions that need answers. all right, len ramirez thank you. >>> tough questions about pg&e and the safety of its bay area pipelines. simon perez has the story. >> reporter: a mile section of pipe just north of here in san br
debate is scheduled for saturday in fresno. >>> today the two candidates for u.s. senate will debate each other. this is the second debate for democrat barbara boxer and republican fiorina. the two will meet at a public radio station in pasadena, kpcc. the debate begins at 1:00 and will be streamed online, as well. the candidates held their first debate this month at st. mary's college in moraga. >>> teachers parents children demonstrate in the east bay to protest the cuts to child care programs because of the state budget stalemate. it began this morning in fremont ending up at the state building in oakland where anne makovec is, with what demonstrators are doing this noon hour. >> reporter: yeah, hundreds of demonstrators here behind me they are actually in front of the oakland city hall. they wanted to be in front of the state building but this is where their permit was for. hundreds of people chanting for child care programs whose bankroll from the state was temporarily cut off on july 1 because the budget wasn't and still isn't passed. >> no child care, no work! >> reporter: it's a r
's get another check of traffic and weather. elizabeth, how's it looking? >> chopper 5 is with us now. and they are showing us how great it looks across the richmond/san rafael bridge. they are heading west to the scene of that earlier brush fire out of san rafael. it was reported southbound 101 at sir francis drake. fire crews were blocking lanes at 4:00. as you can sees across the span of the bridge out of richmond traffic is great. no issues. just behind the sound wall near sir francis drake boulevard. we got off the phone with the chief of the fire department and the fire is out. fire crews are off to the shoulder but no longer blocking any lanes. out to the san mateo bridge, everything looks great. 14 minutes in the commute direction of westbound 92 towards the peninsula. that's your traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> temperatures really cooling down outside around the bay area, elizabeth. good old low clouds and fog starting to make its way back onshore. you see some of those patches sneaking inside the bay now but all along the coastline more of that throughout the
to be 40 feet deep. and while people use their eyes and hands, a dog is using its nose. back live now to chopper 5, the searchers again will be back tomorrow morning and work through tomorrow and possibly even for the day after depending on what they find if anything. frederick sales was last seen a week ago yesterday. we are told that his car has been found. no one is saying where or weather. inside it no signs of a struggle. in contra costa county, i'm sherry hu. >>> efren valdemoro is the man suspected in the disappearance of frederick sales as well as the murder of sales' father. police had been called to break up a fight between those three men back on august 22. it was at the hercules home owned by cindy tran and rented to the saleses. a beaten up valdemoro vowed to press charges. but before legal action was taken, ricardo's body was found and frederick went missing. valdemoro was shot and killed by the chp tuesday night in richmond after a high-speed chase. >>> and police say valdemoro had kidnapped and strangled his ex-girlfriend, cindy tran. tonight in vallejo, family and fri
. >> reporter: the emergency room texting program is also used in hospitals in texas, florida and southern california. but doctors here in san jose say it makes sense to use the technology here because we are in the heart of silicon valley. >> thank you, sharon chin. >>> right now, we're watching a developing story on the peninsula. fire crews are mopping up after a fire broke out at the san carlos airport. several engines responding to this one. we can tell you the fire was reported inside one of the hangars. in the last few minutes we have seen fire crews focusing on the roof of the hangar. the fire was called in at 4273 this afternoon. it is fortunately well under control. >>> a south bay city college has issued a safety alert after a female student reported being attacked in the school's parking garage. san jose city college police say the incident happened tuesday afternoon. the victim says she was walking to her car when a man grabbed her from behind and swung her against the wall. she says the suspects then grabbed her by the hips and pushed his body against hers. she was able to ge
to reveal that she was in the u.s. illegally. diaz's lawyer, gloria allred, alleges that whitman already knew that because she had received letters from the feds questioning diaz's social security number and that whitman told diaz to check on it but never followed up. here's whitman's take on the day this summer she says she learned that diaz was undocumented. >> we were stunned. just amazed and said, gosh, nicky, we are going to have to let you know. that's our legal obligation as an employer. we are going to have to let you go. >> we have no job, no schools, no place to live, and for that reason we made a decision to come here. i told her that she knew that and i don't have papers to work here and i need her help. >> reporter: the other allegations against whitman that she emotionally and financially abused her housekeeper. diaz says she was hired to work 15 hours a week for $2 3 an hour but that her duties were more than she could do in 15 hours and that she worked a number of hours unpaid. that could lead to new court proceedings if diaz decides
, thanks for joining us. i'm juliette goodrich. >>> today, crews are starting to haul away the charred debris left by the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. the goal is to clear all the wreckage so that rebuilding can begin. anne makovec is in san bruno, where the removal work is expected to take several weeks. anne. >> reporter: that's right. and it's going on here behind me. i'm standing on claremont the intersection of fairmont there behind me. you can see two excavators at work, one on one side of the road and the other on the other. they specifically close the properties they would be working on today to stay out of -- each crew could stay out of the other's way. >> this isn't just a demolition job. this is a removal of individual's homes and personal belongings, their material. >> reporter: clean-up at the site of san bruno explosion began today. the county has chosen three properties to start with, a separate crew for each, focused on what's been left behind. >> when we're going onto properties, the individuals have asked to us look for certain things and to be respectful
in the house. dynamite, c-4 and uranium, a radioactive chemical used in dirty bombs or armor-piercing ammunition. those materials were found in both a storage locker he rented as well as in the house. apparently rittenhouse is a chemical scientist but the amounts of chemicals and the severity of them are what sh police raising eyebrows this morning. also who killed those two women. back to you. >> thank you. you can find much more on this story including unedited video from each crime scene. it's all on our website, cbs5.com. >>> oakland's police chief disagrees with the police officer's union on the impact of recent police layoffs. 80 officers laid off in july. last week union officials said crime in oakland has increased 8.5% since then. but police chief anthony batts is not connecting that increase with the layoffs. he says crime usually goes up in the summer and says that violent crime is actually down in oakland. >>> another round of steep cuts could be on the way for a.c. transit, proposing eliminating about half its weekend routes and most of its late night lines to he
of our freedom of expression, freedom of speech, because they are trying to shut us down. >> these are people in gainesville that held their own interfaith service yesterday against the koran burning actually last night. organizers say that their turnout outnumbered the 50 members of jones' church. >>> the future of california's furlough fridays is in the hands of the state supreme court. yesterday, attorneys for the governor and union workers delivered their arguments before the justices in san francisco. the court has to decide whether governor schwarzenegger has the authority to furlough more than 200,000 state workers to save money. there are currently three furlough days each month, which amounts to a 14% pay cut for each state employee. >> the governor's authority to furlough state employees stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief executive officer of the state of california. >> we think the governor violated state law and the labor contracts when unilaterally imposed on state employees took money out of their checks and locked them out. that violate
like that. frankly, that's some of the things that the ntsb will be looking at to give us some understanding of what more we could have done. >> reporter: that's talking about what they could have done after what could have been done before the big question. a 2009 pg&e document put a nearby section of the ruptured gas line pipeline 132 in the top 100 highest risk lines section of pg&e's pipelines. that section was actually 2.5 miles north of the blast site in south san francisco. the document said that the line was slated to be fixed in 2012 and that "the likelihood of a failure makes the risk of a failure at this location unacceptably high." when you look at what happened here, there's a lot of concern about other pipelines here in california and across the state. the public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to inspect all 6,000 of its lines here in california with a special concentration on those high pressure lines located in high density areas like here in san bruno. >> anne, i'm looking at a website pg&e has, what, 6,000 lines, 6500 miles of pipeline. it puts it in pe
going around smelling the area but i was told by a spokesman saying they aren't making use of the dogs because of the smells at a landfill and the added danger to any dogs involved in the search. >> thank you, anne makovec. >>> also today we can tell you one of the key players in this whole saga is going to appear in court. charles rittenhouse lives at a home in vallejo where efren valdemoro occasionally stayed. police found the bodies two of women at that house on tuesday, one rittenhouse's wife. also at the home investigators found a bottle of depleted uranium. he will be arraigned on charges of possessing explosives. >>> this morning the coast guard rescued seven people who spent the night on a stranded boat in suisun bay. now, as chopper 5 approached that boat earlier today, you will see people were waving blankets, towels, life vests. shortly, the coast guard got there. three small children were on the boat. the boat ran out of gas last night north of concord. the coast guard tried to rescue them last night but it was too dangerous in the dark so the team had to wait until sunrise
. and while people use their eyes and hands, a dog is using its nose. now, we're told the searchers are almost halfway through this 3,000 tons of trash, dana. police say frederick sales' car has been found. no one is say where or when and inside it no signs of a struggle. >> in the meantime a grim but necessary duty for those officers. hugh now contra costa county, thank you. >>> efren valdemoro is the man suspected in the disappearance of frederick sales as well as the murder of sales' father. police had been called to break up a fight between those three men back on august 22. it was at the hercules home owned by cindy tran and rented to the saleses. a beaten up valdemoro vowed to press charges. but before legal action was taken, ricardo's body was found and frederick went missing. valdemoro was shot and killed by the chp tuesday night in richmond after a high-speed chase. >>> and police say valdemoro had kidnapped and strangled his ex-girlfriend, cindy tran. tonight in vallejo, family and friends are gathering in front of the salon where tran worked. her clients say that she always talked a
. there is one report that says four. but the city is telling us the number is actually three. investigators say that some of the confusion is because physical evidence is so hard to find. at least 8 people remain hospitalized, one of those in critical condition. >>> people whose homes survived that blast have been allowed to go home. but for those whose homes were red-tagged, the closest they got was on a bus. police escorted them on a tour yesterday and they were not allowed to get off of that bus. all they could do was look through the windows at what's left. >> i saw the big crater. and then i saw our house and other people's houses. there are several houses that were fine, several that weren't. it's a mess. >> and today another group of those neighbors is taking that same bus tour. >>> pg&e says it's going to spend up to $100 million to help the victims of that blast. it's giving each household as much as $50,000. >> it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and will not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> pg&e says the size
and teachers at merritt trace elementary school are trying to win money. matt bigler of kcbs radio shows us it's money the school could really use. >> reporter: merritt trace elementary school here in san jose, which was decimated by fire this summer, is involved in an email campaign from parents and teachers to get people to go on facebook and vote for the school in this kohl's department store prize campaign. kohl's is offering $500,000 to the top 20 schools each that get the most votes. so you have to go on facebook, log in, search for merritt trace elementary school, which is the official name of trace, and then you can vote up to five times. and then again if merritt trace ends up in the top 20 schools, they will receive $500,000. as of this morning, they were ranked at number 32. so there is a lot of ground to cover if they are going to win. i'm matt bigler in san jose for cbs 5. >>> people in one san francisco neighborhood sounding off about growing problems with a popular park. neighbors say that dolores park in the mission area gets too loud and crowded even during the week. they say
in the u.s. tea party candidates like christine o'donnell stirred up change in one of the final primaries of the year. o'donnell shot the gop establishment with an upset victory in delaware stealing the republican senate nomination from nine-term congressman mike castle. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we the people. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: the battle over a new hampshire senate seat is still too close to call. it pits tea party candidate lamontagne against a former attorney general. and tea party candidate carl paladino beat rick lazio in the race for new york governor. democrats are encouraged about the results. and republicans are worried because tea party candidates could have a tough time in the general election. the outcome of the delaware primary is frustrating to the gop leadership. without securing that seat, the party has very little hope of regaining control of the senate. >> it's going tow very difficult if not impossible for republicans now to gain that seat in the united states senate. >> reporter: anger at washington and an uncertain economy are fuelin
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